Our latest news
We start our new term tomorrow (Thursday August 29th) and hope everyone is full of ideas and inspiration after the summer break. The exhibition is seven weeks away; lots of time for new projects, but the weeks will fly by. We are looking forward to another term of creativity and friendship.
We had our last art session this week: no more Thursday art group meetings until we resume on August 29th. We do, however, have a summer outing, a trip to Pitmedden Gardens on July 18th, when everyone will have a chance to socialise (not that we don’t do that in our art sessions), enjoy the beautiful gardens, and tea room, and, maybe, do some sketching. We are really hoping for some new members, so, anyone who thinks they might like to have a go at painting, sketching, or other crafts, please come along next term and see what we are about. Happy Holidays!
The top three entries: first place to Isla Carson for her picture of Flowers
Summer term projects are under way now and the pressure is off because of the new, later date set for the exhibition. We have lots of time to get inspired by the vibrant summer colours around us in this beautiful corner of the world. The S3 Academy pupils have had their art work judged : the winning entry was flowers by Isla Carson
We are well into the new term now with memories of Christmas festivities fading. So, just a reminder of the lovely festive lunch we shared, with members old and new and guests. Our “celebrity” guest was former member Jean who reminded us of how the group started -a small nucleus of keen artists in Newburgh going out sketching over thirty years ago. With no fixed abode, the group was in need of a meeting place, and after a few years joined with some Ellon enthusiasts and EDAG was born. Jean was one of those original members and only recently retired from the group at the grand old age of ninety.
This year, for various reasons, we are moving our exhibition date from May/June to October so there is lots of time to get absorbed in projects, try new techniques, and develop our skills.
We are always looking to welcome new members and expand the group, so if you are interested, or know someone who might be, please get in touch and find out more
End of term is rapidly approaching; only one more art session and then Christmas lunch to look forward to on December 13th. We have welcomed two new members this session and we now have an interesting mix of styles, which is great for sharing ideas.
We took a break from our artistic endeavours yesterday and, instead enjoyed a coffee and delicious home bakes morning with friends. Donations for MacMillan Cancer Support reached over £270 – well done to the organisers and thanks to all who contributed in any way. Back to our projects next week